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New Publications from the Watershed Sciences Department!


"Evaluation of modelled net primary production using MODIS and landsat satellite data fusion" Published June 2016 Carbon Balance and Management doi 10.1186/s13021-016-0049-6. Steven Jay, Christopher Potter, Robert Crabtree, Vanessa Genovese, Daniel Weiss, and Maggi Kraft.



"Effects of Environmental Water Transfers on Stream Temperatures" Published November 2015 River Research and Applications doi: 10.1002/rra.2994. Logan Elmore, Sarah Null*, and Nathan Mouzon.

Sarah Null


"Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature" Published June 2016 Journal of Applied Ecology doi 10.1111/1365-2664.12739. Erin Espeland, Nancy Emery, Kristin Mercer, Scott Woolbright, Karin Kettenring*, Paul Gepts, Julie Etterson.

Karin Kettenring


"Climate-Adaptive Water Year Typing for Instream Flow Requirements in California's Sierra Nevada" Published July 2016 Journal of Water Resources doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000693. David Rheinheimer, Sarah Null*, Joshua Viers.

Sarah Null


"Saving freshwater from salts" Published February 2016 Science doi 10.1126/science.aaf0953. M Canedo-Arguelles, C.P. Hawkins* et al

Chuck Hawkins

James White

"How Do Changes to the Railroad Causeway in Utah's Great Salt Lake Affect Water and Salt Flow?" Published December 2015 PLOS ONE doi: 10:1371/journal.pone.0144111. James White, Sarah Null*, David Tarboton*

Sarah Null


"Predators help protect carbon stocks in blue carbon ecosystems" Published September 2015 Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate2763. Trisha Atwood*, Rod Connolly, Euan Ritchie, Catherine Lovelock, Michael Heithaus, Graeme Hays, Jmes Fourqurean, Peter Macreadie

Trisha Atwood


"Riparian vegetation, Colorado River, and climate: Five decades of spatiotemporal dynamics in the Grand Canyon with river regulation" Published August 2015 Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences doi: 10.1002/2015JG002991. Joel Sankey, Barbara Ralston, Paul Grams**, John Schmidt*, Laura Cagney

Jack Schmidt

Gray Obrien

"Geomorphic mapping and taxonomy of fluvial landforms" Published August 2015 Geomorphology doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.010 Joe Wheaton*, K Fryires, G. Brierley, Sara Bangen**, Nicolaas Bowes*, Gary O'Brien**

Joe WheatonNick Bouwes

"Impacts of beaver dams on hydrologic and temperature regimes in a mountain stream"Published August 2015 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences doi: 10.5194/hess-19-3541-2015 Milada Majerova**, B.T. Neilson, N.M. Schmadel, J.M. Wheaton* and C.J. Snow

Joe Wheaton

"Integrating Nonnative Species in Niche Models to Prioritize Native Fish Restoration Activity Locations along a Desert River Corridor" Published July 2015 Transactions of the American Fisheries Society doi: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1024333 Timothy Walsworth, Phaedra Budy*

Phaedra Budy

"Stand Age is Associated with Clonal Diversity, but Not Vigor, Community Structure, or Insect Herbivory in Chesapeake Bay Phragmites australis" Published July 2015 doi: 10.1007/s13157-015-0678-7 Wetlands, Eric Hazelton, Melissa McCormick, Matthew Sievers, Karin Kettenring*, Dennis Whigham

Karen Kettenring


"A Whole-lake Experiment to Control Invasive Rainbow Smelt (Actinoperygii, Osmeridae) via Overharvest and a Food Web Manipulation" Published June 2015  doi: 10.1007/s 10750-014-1916-3 Hydrobiologia, Jereme Gaeta*, Thomas Hrabik, Greg Sass, Brian Roth, Stephen Gilbert, Jake Vander Zanden

Jereme Gaeta


"Building Sandbars in the Grand Canyon" Published June 2015 EOS, Paul Grams, John Schmidt*, Scott Wright, David Topping, Theodore Melis, David Rubin

Jack Schmidt


"Largemouth Bass Management in Wisconsin: Intraspecific and Interspecific Implications of Abundance Increases" Book Chapter in Black Bass Diversity Published June 2015 American Fisheries Society Symposium 82, J.F. Hansen, G.G. Sass, Jereme Gaeta*,G.J.A. Hansen, D.A. Isermann, J. Lyons, M.J. VanderZanden

Jereme Gaeta

Sarah Kelly

"Analyzing high resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer through landscapes: A review" Published May 2015 doi 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.05.012 Elsevier, Paola Passalacqua, Patrick Belmont*, Dennis Staley, Jeffrey Simley, J. Ramon Arrowsmith, Collin Bode, Christopher Crosby, Stephen DeLong, Nancy Glenn, Sara Kelly, Dimitri Lague, Harish Sangireddy, Keelin Schaffrath, David Tarboton, Thad Wasklewicz, Joseph Wheaton*

Joe WheatonPatrick Belmont

"Agnostic Behavior among Three Stocked Trout Species" Published May 2015 doi: 10.1080/02755947.2015.1017126, Fisheries Management, Konrad Hafen, Phaedra Budy*

Phaedra Budy

"iSAW: Integrating Structure, Actors, and Water to Study Socio-Hydro-Ecological Systems" Published March 2015 doi:10.1002/2014EF000295 AGU Publications, Rebecca Hale, Michelle Baker*, David Betts, Sarah Null*, et al.

Sarah Null

"Changes in Knowledge and Attitude from a Short-Term Aquatic Education Program" Published March 2015 doi: 10.4195/nse2014.10.0024, Natural Sciences Education, Tiffany Kinder, Nancy Mesner*, Mark Larese-Casanova*, Kimberly Lott, Adrienne Cachelin, Katherine LaLonde

Mark Larese-CasanovaNancy Mesner


"Predicting Walleye Recruitment as a Tool for Prioritizing Management Actions" Published Feb 2015 doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0513 Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Gretchen Hansen, Stephen Carpenter, Jereme Gaeta*, Joseph Hennessy, Jake Vander Zanden

Jereme Gaeta

"Assessing Juvenile Native Fish Demographic Responses to a Steady Flow Experiment in a Large Regulated River" Published February 2015, River Research and Applications. doi:10.1002/rra.2893, Colton Finch, E Pine, C. Yackulic, M. Dodrill, M. Yard, S. Gerig, L. Coggins, and J. Korman


"Using modelled stream temperatures to predict macro-spatial patterns of stream invertebrate biodiversity" Published Dec 2014 doi: 10.1111/fwb.12459, Freshwater Biology, Ryan Hill and Charles Hawkins*

Chuck Hawkins


"Assessing the likely effectiveness of multispecies management for imperiled desert fishes with niche overlap analysis" Published November 2014 doi: 10:111/cobi.12457, Conservation Biology, Brian Laub and Phaedra Budy*

Phaedra Budy

"Clonal growth: invasion or stability? A comparative study of clonal architecture and diversity in native and introduced lineages of Phragmites australis (Poaceae)" Published Sep 2014 doi: 10.3732/ajb.1400177, American Journal of Botany, Vladimir Douhovnikoff, Eric Hazelton


"Riparian Vegetation Communities of the American Pacific Northwest are Tied to Multi-Scale Environmental Filters" Published Aug 2014 doi: 10.1002.rra.2815 Nate Hough-Snee, Brett Roper*, Joe Wheaton*, Ryan Lokteff

Joe Wheaton
Brett Roper


"Amending impaired soils increases seedling growth but reduces seedling survival at a retired gravel mine"
Published Aug 2014
doi: 1.3368/er.32.3.23, Ecological Restoration 32(3): 231-235,
Nathan Hough-Snee, R. Pond


"Biotic resistance, disturbance, and mode colonization impact the invasion of a widespread, introduced wetland grass" Published July 2014 doi: 10.1890.14-0434.1, Ecological Applications, Karin Kettenring*, Dennis Whigham, Eric Hazelton, Sally Gallagher, Heather Weiner

Karen Kettenring


"Optimizing Selective Withdrawal from Reservoirs to Manage Downstream Temperatures with Climate Warming" Published July 2014 doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)R.1943-5452.0000447,
J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage.,
David Rheinheimer, Sarah Null*, Jay Lund

Sarah Null


"The potential for multiple signatures of invasive species in the geologic record" Published June 2014, Anthropocene, Laura Triplett, Karin Kettenring"* Michael Tai, Carson Smith

Karen Kettenring


"Understanding how lake populations of arctic char are structured and function with special consideration of the potential effects of climate change: a multi-faceted approach" Published June 2014 doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-2993-8, Oecologia. Phaedra Budy* and Chris Luecke*

Chris LueckePhaedra Budy

"Predicting thermal vulnerability of stream and river ecosystems to climate change"
Published online June 2014
doi: 10:1007/s10584-014-1174-4, Climatic Change,
Ryan Hill, Charles P. Hawkins*, Jiming Jin*

Chuck HawkinsJimming Jin

Christy Meridith

"Direct and indirect drivers of instream wood in the interior Pacific Northwest, USA: decoupling climate, vegetation, disturbance, and geomorphic setting" Published online June 2014, Riparian Ecology and Conservation 2:14-34. doi: 10.2478/remc-2014-0002,
Nathan Hough-Snee, Alan Kasprak, Brett Roper* and Christie Meredith



"Annual Variation of Spawning Cuthroat Trout in a Small Western USA Stream: A Case Study with Implications for the Conservation of Potamodromous Trout Life History Diversity" Published June 2014 North American Journal of Fisheries Management doi10.1080/02755947.2014.938139
Stephen Bennett**, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Brett Roper*, Phaedra Budy*

Stephen BennettPhaedra BudyBrett Roper

"Toward generalizable sediment fingerprinting with tracers that are conservative and nonconservative over sediment routing timescales"
Published online June 2014
doi: 10: 1007/s11368-014-0913-5, J. Soils Sediments, Patrick Belmont", Jane K. Willenbring, Shawn P. Schottler, Julia Marquard, Karthik Kumarasamy**, Jay Hemmis

Patrick Belmont


"Optimizing the dammed: Water supply losses and fish habitat gains from dam removal in California"
Published April 2014,
Journal of Environmental Management,
Sarah Null*, Josue Medellin-Azuara, Alvar Escriva-Bou, Michelle Lent, Jay R. Lund

Sarah Null


"Sourcing propagules to achieve current and future restoration objectives" Published April 2014 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12202, Journal of Applied Ecology, Karin Kettenring*, K Mercer, C Reinhardt, J. Hines


Karen Kettenring

"Using Beaver Dams to Restore Incised Stream Ecosystems"
Published April 2014 BioScience,
doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu036,
Michael Pollock, Timothy Beechie, Joseph Wheaton*, Chris Jordan, Nick Bouwes*, Nicholas Weber, Carol Volk

Joe WheatonNick Bouwes


"Demographic changes following mechanical removal of exotic brown trout in an Intermountain West (USA), high-elevation stream" Published March 2014, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, doi: 10.1111/eff.12143,
W. Carl Saunders, Phaedra Budy*, Gary Thiede

Phaedra Budy

"Predation on native sculpin by exotic brown trout exceeds that by native cutthroat trout within a mountain watershed (Logan, UT, USA)" Published March 2014, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, doi: 10.1111/eff.12134, Christy Meredith, Phaedra Budy*, Gary Thiede**

Gary Theide

"Effects of fine sediment, hyporheic flow, and spawning site characteristics on survival and development of bull trout embryos" Published March 2014 doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0372, Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci,. Tracy Bowerman, Bethany Neilson, and Phaedra Budy*

Pahedra Budy


"Life history strategies explain plant performance under environmental stress: the effects of flooding and fertilization on the growth and allocation of two wetland sedges" Published online March 2014, Aquatic Botany: In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.03.001,
Nathan Hough-Snee, L. Nackley, S. Kim, K. Ewing.


"Phragmites australis management in the United State: 40 years of methods and outcomes" Published Jan 2014, Annals of Botany Plants, Eric Hazelton, Thomas Mozdzer, David Burdick, Karin Kettenring*, Dennis Whigham

Karen Kettenring


"Application of genetic diversity-ecosystem function research to ecological restoration"
Accepted Jan 2014,
Journal of Applied Ecology,
doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12202,
Karin Kettenring*, Kristin Mercer, Carrie Reinhardt Adams and Jes Hines

Karen Kettenring


"Drought-driven lake level decline: effects on coarse woody habitat and fishes" Published Jan 2014 doi:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0451, Can. J. Fish Aquat. Sci., Jereme Gaeta*, Greg Sass, and Stephen Carpenter - Most read 2014 paper in this journal!

Jereme Gaeta

Current or Former Graduate Students

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